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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 26, 2012 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apocalypse Now, The Doors and The Grateful Dead

Here in southern California, the Doors were a pretty big deal , thorough most of the 70's . What you heard on FM was the hits, but that was the case with most bands, as FM became less free very quickly in LA . But you certainly heard more Doors , that Grateful Dead, seemed to equal , "Casey Jones", "UJB", and maybe "Truckin" , but not that often . When I first saw them in 76, they were considered an laughable, hippie relic .
The movie, gave their career a boost . And the myth-making ("Jim was a shaman, man")) bio by Sugarman really helped . Also, sadly, dying early helped Jim Morrison's legendary status .
As long as you don't take them too seriously, (" I want ot hear ...the scream of the butterfly"...)the Doors were a great band, with a unique sound . I still like them .